What to do if OpenDNS marked a social networking site as a pornography?

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    rotblitz

    As an immediate measure you can add vk.com to your "never block" list. Flush your caches afterwards.

    As next you can flag the site for review at http://domain.opendns.com/vk.com

    And you could open a support ticket if you wanted.

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    maintenance

    vkontakte? Yeah, that's social networking.

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    Daniel Gifford

    Hi,

    We have corrected the tags on that domain. Please try again to confirm it is not blocked. Be sure and clear the cache in your browser as well as flush your local resolver. See http://www.opendns.com/support/article/22

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    chichuy

    Hello Moderators,

     

    I have the same issue  as hartwiger, the only difference is the domain. I can no longer open facebook.com and youtube.com on my PC. I already added both sites on my "never block" list and flushed caches. Still doesn't work. Please help.

     

    Thank you!

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    Daniel Gifford

    @chichuy - Please open a support ticket. We will need to have you run the diagnostic tool to determine why your preferences are not working. 

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    chichuy

    I already opened a support ticket. Thanks!

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    rotblitz

    In the meantime you can post the complete plain text output of the following commands (trailing dots are part of them):

    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    nslookup www.youtube.com.
    nslookup www.facebook.com.

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    zelimir

    I have a problem, vk.com doesnt render all its features when I use your DNS. Looks like css files won't work. I can't do anything, I just see plain text. Help !!!!

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    rotblitz

    When visiting vk.com I see that the following domains are being queried:

    vk.com
    st0.vk.me
    st3.vk.me
    login.vk.com
    st2.vk.me
    cs309518.vk.me    
    cs320123.vk.me    
    cs425418.vk.me    
    .....
    and so forth.

    It looks like you have blocked vk.me and/or its subdomains with your settings.
    http://domain.opendns.com/vk.me

    vk.me should not really be categorized as Pornography.

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    rotblitz

    Just seeing "We have corrected the tags on that domain".  But this was probably for vk.com, and now we have the problem with vk.me, because some tagging moderator wanted it to be this way.

    One had to add vk.me to the "never block" list to use this site.

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    Daniel Gifford

    Hi,

    I have updated the categorization of vk.me. We apologize for any inconvenience. Be sure and clear your browser and DNS cache. 

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    rotblitz

    Thanks Daniel, that is consistent now.

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    nacerz

    is there any dns for  blocking vk  ?

     

    because it's full  of  pornography

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    nacerz

    is there any solution to  block  it from my roter ?

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    maintenance

    Add vk.com and vk.me to your Always Block list at your Dashboard on the Content Filtering page, at the bottom.

    From your router? Depends on your router. If it has a function for blocking domains or URLs, sure.

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    nacerz

    i  don"t  know how to block  it from  my router 

    do you have any solution ? 

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    rotblitz

    "i  don"t  know how to block  it from  my router "

    How can I know if you don't tell me what router you have?  Best is to refer to your router's manual or support.  They should know.

    "do you have any solution ? "

    Sure, as @maintenance already said, "Add vk.com and vk.me to your Always Block list at your Dashboard on the Content Filtering page, at the bottom".  You just need to read what's written and also do it.

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    nacerz

    can  you give  me the subnet mask of  vk.com 

     

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    dkaigorodov

    vk.com is the largest Russian porn website. And, yes it is also social network. So, mark it as both porn and social network.

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    dkaigorodov

    Also, I somebody is registered on VK.com and has 18+ year, he will get access to huge amount of porn inside of VK.

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    mattwilson9090

    Sorry, but just because a site happens to include a lot of porn amongst it's other content does not mean the entire domain is porn, only some of it's pages or subdomains. There is a similar thing with flickr and tumblr, many people want it categorized as porn because it is readily available there, but because the domain itself is used for many other things it is inappropriate to classify it as porn because of only some of it's content and it's main emphasis is not porn.

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    rotblitz

    @dkaigorodov
    Not sure why you post this here...
    As you can see, this domain has been rejected for pornography: https://domain.opendns.com/vk.com
    If you want it blocked, simply add the two domain names to your "always block" list, as outlned several times above.

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    dkaigorodov

    @mattwilson9090 "a site happens to include a lot of porn amongst it's other content" -- true, vk.com does contain pornography. The same with all other types of content. Contains, is -- mark. Simple.

    @rotblitz "If you want" -- The question is not what I or somebody else wants. Does vk.com contain porn? Yes. 

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    mattwilson9090

    @dkaigorodov You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of how the domain tagging and classification system is supposed to work. A domain is not supposed to be classified in a certain category because it contains "some" of any particular type of content. It's supposed to be classified in a category because the primary emphasis of a domain is that type of content. Just because a social networking site contains some porn does not make it a porn site unless that social networking site is intended as a social networking site for porn. And yes, those types of social networking sites do exist.

    And yes, it does come down to what you want. The domain is properly classified, and additional classifications for porn have been rejected for good reasons, namely that it is not primarily intended as a porn site. If you don't want it available on your network for reasons other than what it is classified as then it is up to you to blacklist it on your own account. The same holds true for such domains as flickr.com or tumblr.com, or even facebook.com. I can easily find porn on all of those domains, that does not mean that they are porn sites.

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    rotblitz

    "@rotblitz "If you want" -- The question is not what I or somebody else wants."

    Disagreed, exactly this is the question, only this, and this is the principle of OpenDNS that every network owner can decide what is being possible to be visited.  If you want VK being blocked, you know what to do.  Or not?

    "Does vk.com contain porn? Yes."

    This doesn't matter.  The community has decided this not being a porn site.  So this is the common sense view.  And mattwilson9090 is absolutely right.

    Another example: Google and Yahoo undoubtly contain news, but they are not categorized this way.  Can you imagine why this is?  So, why don't you complain about this fact instead?  Why do you just complain about the porn category?  Most likely it is important to youTherefore the question is indeed "what I or somebody else wants".  Because you want it.

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    Patrick Colford

    Hello @dkaigorodov

    Largely, the community tends to judge things by their purpose, rather than their strict content. Google's primary purpose is a Search Engine, but you can use it for many things, including a news source. Similarly, the Asian Art Museum here in San Francisco has an exhibit devoted to one of classical Japan's prostitute districts (http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions_index/seduction) but because its primary function as a museum is to educate, it's been classified as an education institution instead.

    For domains that you don't agree with, we suggest flagging the domain for review, or altering your personal domain list to either allow or block the domain as desired. The Domain Tagging tool is a powerful resource in categorizing the internet, but also inherently subjective; you won't always agree with the faceless mass of people behind the other end of the computer screen. As a result, we suggest you always adjust your domain list to your specifications and desires.

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    painrain

    I have added this links below to the allowed domains and its work but there is a problem !!
    pictures don't appear on the VK
    so what can I  do to solve it ?

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    painrain

    I think I know why
    I have to add this too

    st2.vk.me
    cs309518.vk.me    
    cs320123.vk.me    
    cs425418.vk.me

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